DH drives tractor/trailer local too, but I remember the "fun" of long haul back in the early 80s when he drove mostly down south, but some to CA and northwest. Most "fun" was sitting by the scales in north GA waiting for his truck's violations to be fixed. Us and the truck sat there for 17 hours. I was a teacher, but also worked at the local sewing factory on summer break, so I could usually have a good enough excuse not to go with him. Long haul trucking is a job you have to really like doing in order to keep doing it. Hardest job on earth in my opinion.